Tuamotu Archipelago Travel Guide


Plan Your Tuamotu Archipelago Vacation

Tuamotu means "islands on the ocean's back," and some romantic observers liken them to the backs of surfacing whales. Each is comprised of hundreds of little motu (islets), which are clumps of coral, sand, and limestone strung together to form circular or rectangular shapes of white enclosing blue lagoons. Fringed by white beaches and sprouting lush green coconut groves, the motu are the reality of most people's South Seas paradise dreams.


Tuamotu Archipelago Hotels

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Tuamotu Archipelago Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Tuamotu Archipelago

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Tuamotu Archipelago Experiences

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